Monday, October 31, 2016

How to wear a blanket scarf


Blanket scarves can be a tricky thing to figure out how to wear, I mean they can be used as a blanket for goodness sake! They are big, bulky and warm, but that's the point! ;) Bulkiness around your neck can also be annoying if you don't position and wear it just right. My FabFitFun box had a beautiful blanket scarf in it and I thought this would be the perfect time for me to share how I tie mine so it's a statement and not a bother! 

Start by holding your scarf and folding it diagonally in the shape of a triangle (as pictured below). 


Take the triangle and wrap it around your neck keep the tip of the triangle pointing towards the ground.

Pull the two outer ends of the triangle around so all three "points" of the triangle are laying on your chest!

Then pull the ends of the triangle to customize the spot of where you want it to lay on your chest.


Fluff and pull away from your neck! The key is to create a large enough space between your neck and the scarf, almost like a circle so you feel like you can still breathe.


Then tuck the ends under scarf and fluff it to your liking! 


This process is pretty simple once you get the hang of it and it makes the perfect pop of color or fun dimension to any outfit! Oh and most importantly, it keeps you super warm. ;) 

Happy last day of October! 



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Adidas Superstars


Adidas Superstars, circa early 2000's, seem to be making their debut again! I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull this look off but I'm happy to say after my purchase that I'm loving them! They are a cute trendy sneaker that can be wore super casual or paired with a dress which is the look I went for! I love the versatility of them. Because let's be real, as much as I'm obsessing over the over the knee boots I wont wear those nearly as much as I'll wear these. That has a lot to do with my stage of life though. But the reality is, you need some cute basics and you can create a week of outfits all centered around these shoes!! They are bold and very white, I get that but you'd be surprised how cute they look on! My style is the Olympic limited edition. I like the gold it's a little more fun than the black! But the black is also a bold statement so it's really whatever floats your fancy, sister! ;)



Will it be your next purchase?? Let me know your thoughts!







Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Jord Wood Watches

I am so excited to be partnering with Jord Wood Watches and sharing their cool timeless watches that are hand crafted and 'tell a story.' Jord's mission is not about watching time pass but about making every moment matter moving forward.

I have always been a fan of watch wear. It's a fun fabulous accessory that adds a lot to any outfit! Truthfully, I love watches so much I use to wear my watches and go weeks without looking at it until one day I realized the battery was dead, for who knows how long! I know some people can't live without watches and some people think they are completely pointless. Are you a watch person?? I personally love wearing a watch. It's an easy way for me to check the time without pulling out my phone, especially in a time when it's not appropriate. I've become accustomed to the habit of wearing one that when I don't have it on I feel naked! lol

What I love most about these watches is that they are very natural looking. They come in all different types of woods, some of which are, bamboo, maple, ebony, and purpleheart. They are unique to all different styles and personalities, contributing a great finishing touch to your outfit. The beauty of Jord watches is they have men's watches and women's watches. I think they are the perfect gift and fall staple.


I chose my watch because I loved how dark the wood was. The grey face and the dark brown wood really pair well together. I also love that it's dainty. I have much bigger watches and so this style works when I want something less gaudy. That's another perk to Jord watches, you can get big, small or in between! Whatever suites your fancy! 

Jord has so graciously decided to do a giveaway! What's so awesome is, everyone that enters will receive $20 off their watch purchase with Jord! The winner will receive $75 off! Entering is so easy, you can do so here.







The giveaway ends November 6th at 11:59 CST. The coupon codes through the giveaway are good till January 1, 2017.

*The watch was gifted to me by Jord but all opinions are of my own.*



Monday, October 24, 2016

FabFitFun Fall Box Opening


I bit the bullet last season with the summer FabFitFun box and absolutely loved it! Who doesn't enjoy getting a package full of seasonal goodies that are guaranteed to brighten up your day?! The fun thing about the box is that they are full size beauty products but for a fraction of the cost and they are applicable to what I like to call "hot" trends. What's big in season usually finds its way in your box! This season's box had tons of fun fall items! They were so popular the boxes sold out BUT lucky for you, they are back in stock!


If this picture of all the goodies doesn't convince you that you need this, I don't know what will! Here is a breakdown of the items and the price that they are sold for, just to give you an idea of how great a deal it is!


  • Fab Fit Fun Coloring Book & Colored Pencils ($14)
  • ModCloth Scarf ($34.99)
  • The Created Co. To-Go Coffee Mug ($19)
  • Mullein & Sparrow Mini French Lavender Body Oil ($18)
  • The Browgal ($20)
  • Spongelle Rose Body Wash Infused Buffer ($16)
  • Pure Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette ($50)
  • Toesox ($18)
  • Skin Laundry Restoring Night Serum ($50)
  • Bonus: Cottonelle Cloths & Secret Deodorant 
The box values at retail for more than $200 and you can get it for $40 with my coupon code PUMPKIN here

If you've already got your fall box, what are your favorite items?? 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Link up: Bold Makeup

It's time for another link up! Changing up my makeup is something I love doing, especially in the fall and winter months so I knew it would be fun to share what bold add on is my favorite in the makeup department. I'm usually pretty adventurous when it comes to makeup. I'm willing to try new and different techniques, colors, etc.. I'm especially daring in the lipstick category. Something about lipstick just makes me feel like a WOMAN! Can I get an amen?!

I am a sucker for a dark cherry lipstick! It is such a fun fall/winter color and really adds dimension to any outfit! I personally feel this is a must for everyone to have in their makeup collection. You need at least one dark color. They are perfect for a night on the town, a neutral outfit, a ball, blanket scarves, the list goes on! I'll forever be in love with the dark lip look!






P.S. I am super excited about this new widget edition on my blog! I will have a list of products that you can purchase directly off the blog similar (if not the exact same) to what I'm sharing! How exciting is that?!?!

If you're linking up add your post below!


   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



PC: Madison Bickham Photography

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I'll be back Thursday

The little bugger lingered. I am on the mend for sure and not feeling terrible just exhausted! Thanks for being patient and I'll be back up and running Thursday!

Wash your hands and drink vitamin C!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Sick day..

Hi Friends,
I am a little under the weather and it appears the fall "bug" has caught me. Nothing too terrible but I'm taking a day of rest. Hopefully I will be good as new on Tuesday!

Have a fabulous Monday!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Starbucks Favorites


Well with fall slowly but surely arriving I figure it would be fitting to share some of my favorite Starbucks drinks and mugs! I always love hearing what other people drink so I figured it was time to share! Plus I had to show off this adorable to-go mug from my Fab Fit Fun box. I'll be unboxing it next week so stay tuned!! If you're anxious to bite the bullet on the box get $10 off your first one with AFFILIATE.

Must tryPink Drink! It's strawberry acai with milk! I added a shot of vanilla. Let me just say it was divine!

Next up: Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino it's so so good! It's like a whole new pumpkin spice level! Oh and if you go get it soon you can get pumpkin spice whip cream with it for free! #fabulous

Go-to: Carmel Macchiato 

Lastly: I am anxious/hesitant to try the Chile Mocha. Has anyone tried this?! Comment below with your thoughts!!

I love this mug, this one, and this one!

I hope you feel inspired to grab a gorgeous mug, some pumpkin spice coffee and relax for just 20 minutes. It's almost Friday! #yay

Have a fabulous weekend!

PC: Madison Bickham Photography

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Diff Eyewear Giveaway!

I am so excited to be collaborating with another amazing company! One that has oh-so-chic eyewear but also gives back!! I'm sure you've heard of/seen Diff Eyewear on many celebrities. JoJo Fletcher and Catherine Lowe are two of the many! For every pair that is purchased they give a pair of reading glasses to a child in Africa. How awesome is that?!

My Ray-Bans had a tragic accident a few weeks ago and so I decided that was my excuse to try of pair of Diff glasses and I love them!! They come in a lot of different styles PLUS tons of fun colors. This makes them unique to you and your style! My favorite styles are the Rose and Cruz. Diff has so graciously given all my followers 15% off with code BLOOM15 plus I'm giving away the blue Rose style pictured below!!

This is the Cruz stlye!




This is the Rose!




 


The giveaway ends Friday at 11:59 CST.


PC: Madison Bickham Photography

Monday, October 10, 2016

Kendra Scott Style


I'm obsessed with the Kendra Scott Fall Collection and excited to be collaborating and sharing how I style their jewelry. They really outdid themselves with beautiful, unique, atypical stones for Fall 2016. I am highly impressed. They sent me this beautiful granite bracelet and I was blown away by how different the stones were. My friends got me a KS gift card for my birthday so I decided I would get earrings to match. I personally love this stone because of how versatile it is. Depending on what is worn with it, different colors stand out in the granite. The colors that look great with it are reds, greens, greys, black etc.. It really adds a pop!

I always pair my Kendra with other none Kendra pieces. I love mixing and so I think it really adds a nice touch when I have a little bit of everything. Be bold and get some striking KS pieces, but don't be afraid to mix and match. Especially in the Kendra family. That's always a safe option. The necklace I wore with these pieces was a similar marble stone but I've also worn grey necklaces, gold, or ones with beads. To me, KS looks less like something everyone is wearing when you wear it with not well known jewelry. Does that make sense? Like I have a necklace from Nordstrom that is super beautiful but I probably wouldn't find in just any store, I pair it with my granite pieces and it really pulls everything together. Rock the look! You got it. ;)





I'm also in love with the lapis stone. You definitely can't go wrong with this! But seriously, consider getting some fall pieces because they won't be around much longer! PLUS, have you heard?? KS nail polish, like it? Love it? Gotta have it?? What do you think??

Happy Monday, lovely!

PC: Madi Bickham Photography

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Game Day Look

I'm so excited to be partnering up with Askari for my game day look. I had never heard of Askari before and let me tell you, I've been missing out! This company has such beautiful, timeless yet unique pieces. Some are classics and others are bold staples that are fun for work and going out! Honestly, I'm already scouting out some event planning outfits! The clothes are made in the USA and extremely well made! The fabric of my top is durable and flexible which is awesome. Quality over quantity friends!

My Charlie top is great for game day! I love how it's flowy but fitted in the arms to give shape! They have tons of wonderful game day options to choose from! So many colors no matter what school you go to! I also love that this top works for fall and winter and isn't just for game days. It's fun, flirty, and chic! #winning

I'm so excited that Askari decided to give my followers 20% off their entire site with code Abi20 at checkout. This includes new arrivals, sale, and game day!! The prices are very reasonable with this discount code and remember friends, quality over quantity!

To get a game day choker, click here.





Texas A & M is playing Tennessee this weekend and to be honest I am pretty pumped! If you're looking for a great game to watch Saturday, tune in at 2 CST. Also, if you're a fan of hype videos, this one is pretty sick.

BTHO Tennessee!

PC: Madison Bickham Photography

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nine West Heels Outfit

So I am not a big heels gal, being 5'8 I like to embrace my height with cute flats, booties, sandals, and boots. I love heels though and something about them really empowers me, I just prefer a smaller one. I found these at Macy's and fell in love with them! This black Nine West heels wears well with everything. A cute black capri, boyfriend jeans, a skirt, dress, you name it, it just about goes with it! I loved this fall look and so I had to share with y'all!

I've always been a fan of these flowy tops because they go with leggings and jeans. They are nice when you feel bloated or want to wear something baggier! It's so FALL, The beauty of the top though is that you can dress it up or down! This top in particular is from a boutique in Abilene so I found some similar flowy tops that I think you'll love.  (12345)

I've shared this teal jewelry with you before but I love it so much I have to pair it with as much as possible! The bracelets can be found here and the necklace can be found here (the necklace is a little different than mine, it's only one strand instead of two.) The bottoms are a basic business black capri that are sleek and trendy!

What's not to love about this outfit?!





PC: Madison Bickham Photography

Monday, October 3, 2016

Styling a Bralette

One of my new favorite accessories has to be the bralettes that have recently become a thing! Have you noticed? It's the new way to add a colorful touch of lace to your outfit! It can be cute, sassy, sexy, (quite frankly) whatever you want it to be! I love how they can be worn with casual tees, dresses, blouses, literally anything and it dresses your look up! Francesca's is the place to get them! They are reasonably priced and come in a lot of different colors. I have the razorback style and love it, but there is also a halter


I love pairing mine in the fall with a knit sweater to give it a little extra pizazz. It adds a pop of color or spruce to that boring three quarter length sweater that just needs something added to it. I also love adding it to my tees! It brings out the less dominate colors and makes it a little more than just casual. With the lace, jewelry looks great, or bold earrings. Honestly you can't go wrong, I'm pretty much obsessed. 





What are your thoughts? Is it your next wardrobe add?? I say, yes! ;)

Picture credit to Madison Bickham Photography

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